News: Biodiversity and Sustainability
Read the latest news from the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin
Invasive Grass in Texas Uses Chemical Warfare to Crowd Out Native Species
An invasive grass causing havoc in Texas and contributing to wildfires packs a one-two wallop against native plants. Guinea grass uses a combination of crowding...
Texas Science Festival Inspires Texans to Delve into Discovery
Go deep in the heart of science this month and next.
Urban Gardens Are Good for Ecosystems and Humans
Traditionally, it has been assumed that cultivating food leads to a loss of biodiversity and negative impacts on an ecosystem.
Loss of Reptiles Poses Threat for Small Islands Where Humans May Have Caused Extinctions
A new study has startling conclusions about how, on smaller islands in the Caribbean where human impact was greatest, extinctions have led to the loss...
Moran to Receive Waksman Award in Microbiology from NAS
Nancy Moran receives the Selman A. Waksman Award in Microbiology from the National Academy of Sciences
Oh Bee-have! UT Scientist’s Book for Children Highlights the Many Facets of Bees
Felicity Muth's fascination with insects from a young age has led her to a career of researching bee cognition and sharing her knowledge with others.
After Fire Damages Stengl Lost Pines, Scientists Say Discovery Will Rise from the Ashes
More than two-thirds of the Stengl Lost Pines Biological Station (SLP), which was home to forests, savannah, and wildlife inhabitants, burned in a fire.
UT Austin Leads in New Summary of Top “Degrees of the Future”
A new report releases what the nation’s best degrees of the future are.
Neutralizing Crazy Ants
Biologist Edward LeBrun is weaponizing a natural pathogen to use as a biocontrol for tawny crazy ants from South America that have become prevalent in...
Legacy of Colonialism Influences Science in the Caribbean
An international collaboration of researchers shows how the legacy of colonialism remains deeply entrenched within scientific practice across the Caribbean.